Sandy Springs UMC Activities Center, 85 Mount Vernon Hwy
2017 Summer Camps
All-Star Day Camp
June 5-30, July 10-Aug 4
Drop off 7:30-9am, pick up 4-6pm; (half day camps end/begin at 12:30)
Campers explore each week’s theme through games, art, science experiments, creative play, nature walks, field trips, and more! June camps include two field trips/week. July camps offer option for half days, different themes for morning and afternoon camps.
Cost: Full day camp is $200/week, half day camp is $100/week (half days only in July). Cost includes field trips, supplies, camp t-shirt, and early drop off/late pick up. All snacks and lunches must be provided by family. Must cancel 3 weeks before camp in order to be refunded.
- June 5-9: X Marks the Spot-Joins us for a week of exploration and discovery through scavenger hunts, games, science, burying treasure and making maps, and field trips to go geocaching at Dunwoody Nature Center and to enjoy Legoland.
- June 12-16: Wild Things Week– Get wild this summer as we explore the animal kingdom through games, science, art, and a field trip to the Chattahoochee Nature Center and let our wild side out as we bounce around Skyzone.
- June 19-23: Game On!– Let’s play- game on! This week we’ll play gym games, board games, super-sized yard games, and some mind trick games as well as enjoying field trips to play mini-golf at Area 51 and go bowling at Stars and Strikes.
- June 26-30: Keepin’ Cool– Escape the mid-summer heat as we experiment with ice and snow, play water games, craft fans and other cooling-off tools, and take field trips to ice skate at Center Ice Arena and enjoy a show at the Center for Puppetry Arts.
- July 10-14: Creative Creatures (am)/ Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (pm)– Let your creative creature our as we spend our mornings doing drama games, making arts and crafts, and even creating through science! In the afternoons we’ll explore all sorts of moving things, including planes, trains, and automobiles.
- July 17-21: Fun with Food (this camp is pm ONLY)-Spend the afternoon learning about the world of food and then cooking, baking, and enjoying what we’ve made!
- July 24-28: Ooey Gooey Fun (am), We’ve Got Talent (pm)– Spend the morning making a mess in science experiments, games, and art as we have ooey gooey fun! Our afternoons will give campers a chance to test out their talents in the arts, science, sports, and more and build up to a talent show on Friday at 4pm
- July 31-Aug 4: Summer’s Last Blast (am and pm)– close out the summer with tie-dyed t-shirts, roasting s’mores, slip ‘n slides, and soaking up every last bit of fun we can!
Cancellation policy: full refund up to 2 weeks before camp starts.
Engineering for Kids
Camp hours are 9am-noon and 1pm-4pm; Supervised lunch for full day campers 12-1 (campers bring lunch). Early care and after care are available on registration site for a separate fee.
May 30-June 2 (4 days)
- Ages 4-7 am session: Jr. Scratch – Space Pioneers: Embark on fun journey to space with Scratch! Send an astronaut to the moon and defend your moon base from space rocks. Learn how to use Scratch to create and program sprites, back-drops and basic scripts. Create a new program each day, leave with evidence of your wild space adventure, and be inspired to explore the universe of programming as a Space Pioneer
- Ages 4-7 pm session: Jr Civil Engineering- Fun Foundations: Building a house to withstand the Big, Bad Wolf is where the fun begins in Junior Civil. This camp is centered on exploring the concepts of building and construction through hands-on exploration and design. Students explore the engineering behind sky scrapers, bridges, roads, and more in this fun and engaging experience.
- Ages 8-14 am session: Out of this World: Is mankind ready to inhabit the moon? With a little help from Engineering for Kids® students, humans will be prepared to take up residence by the end of the week! Students will collaborate with their Space State teams to create the safest and most effective community on the moon. Which team will earn enough Astro-Points to be declared the winner? During Out of this World camp, students will explore three fields of engineering: aerospace, civil, and chemical. Collaborating with their Space State teams, they will design and construct a variety of projects that will enable mankind to safely inhabit the moon.
- Ages 8-14 pm session: MinecraftEDU- Traveling into the Future: Join us in an apocalyptic future, one where the earth has been ravaged by a series of natural disasters. Each day, students rely on the engineering design process to solve a series of challenges such as building a city on a series of islands, escaping from a bunker on Mt. Everest, and even building a rocket to land on the moon! Through application of engineering principles, students solve numerous challenges as they make their virtual world of Minecraft a safe place for humanity once again.
June 5-9 (5 days)
cost: $299/full day, $199/half day
- Ages 4-7 am session: Jr. Robotics- Amazing Mechanisms: This class is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO® WeDo™ Robots. Using LEGO® bricks, students build an airplane rescue, a giant escape, and a sailboat storm. They also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.
- Ages 4-7 pm session: Jr. Mechanical Engineering- Let’s Make Toys: This camp introduces our youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of energy, materials, and movement. Campers explore and construct different toys throughout this camp, including spinners, magical boomerang cans, wind-up whirligigs, helicopters, rockets, and more.
- Ages 8-14 am session: How Amusing Week: Ah, the thrill of an amusement park… zipping around on racecars, zooming through the loops of a rollercoaster, trying your luck at a floating boat game, and enjoying a cold, refreshing treat at the end of a hot, sticky day. Can’t get better than that! In this program students will divide into competitive theme park teams and face off in specific engineering-related contests with the goal of creating the most fantastic and thrilling theme park experience. At the end of the week, the winning team will be granted the prestigious honor of creating the worlds’s next great amusement park for children ages 0-99 to enjoy for summers to come!
- Ages 8-14 pm session: Robotics 101: In this program, campers will learn the basics of designing, programming, and controlling a fully functional robot. Using LEGO MINDSTORMS, mathematical concepts, and engineering principles, students will brainstorm, plan, test, and modify sequences of instructions to accomplish a given task.
June 26-30 (5 days)
cost: $299/full day, $199/half day
- Ages 4-7 am session: Jr. Robotics- Simple Machines :We use machines everyday, but many times without even recognizing them. In Junior Robotics- Simple Machines, students will explore the basic concepts of simple machines and how we use them to achieve even our most grandiose goals! Students will use LEGO® WeDo to produce new and exciting builds that will be used to create an amusement park.
- Ages 4-7 pm session: Pirate Academy: Arg Matey! Come join the Engineering For Kids crew as we sail the ocean blue searching for buried treasure. Join us as students build their very own pirate ship, go fishing for treasure, and work together to create a delicious treat that is more precious than gold. Hop aboard the Green Ghost and set sail as we explore The Engineering of Pirates!
- Ages 8-14 am session: Survivor- Engineer’s Cove: Stranded on an abandoned island – surrounded by darkness, cold temperatures, and wild animals. Students in this camp will join tribes and compete in various engineering-related challenges against other tribes to survive and eventually engineer their way off the island. Join us in the first ever Engineering for Kids® Survivor challenge Engineer’s Cove.
- Ages 8-14 pm session: Video Game Design- Island Adventures: In this camp, campers will create their own unique island adventure themed Platform PC video game. Campers will design a hero stranded on a deserted island that will attempt to survive while battling against ferocious creatures. Students take home a copy of their game.
July 3-7 (4 days, no camp on July 4)
cost: $239/4 days, $250/3 days, $170/2 days, $85/1 day
- Ages 4-7 am session: Jr. Robotics- Wild Animals: This class is a perfect mixture of fun and learning using LEGO WeDo Robots. Using LEGO bricks, students build a hungry alligator, a flying bird, and a roaring lion. They also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.
- Ages 4-7 pm session: Jr. Aerospace Engineering-Taking to the Skies: The Jr. Aerospace Engineering classes introduce our youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of aircraft and spacecraft design. Through open and focused exploration, students explore and construct airplanes, rockets, hot air balloons, and more.
- Ages 8-14 am session: Mechanical Engineering- Master Machines: During the Mechanical Engineering camp, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of machines and mechanical systems. Students learn basics of fluid mechanics, simple machines, and other design and engineering concepts while constructing roller coasters, eggdrop vehicles, and an incredibly fast air powered dragster they keep at the end of the course.
- Ages 8-14 pm session: Software Engineering – Scratch Video Sensing: What’s more fun than playing an interactive video game? Writing one! Video sensing allows students to design and program their own video games and then test them by interacting with the program via webcam. In this Scratch program, students work together to create their own games, art, and musical instruments while exploring coding foundations. Get up and get moving with Engineering for Kids and Scratch: Video Sensing!
July 24-28 (5 days)
cost: $299/full days, $199/half days
- Ages 4-7 am session: Jr Robotics -Play Sports: A perfect mixture of fun and learning using LEGO WeDo Robots! Using LEGO bricks, students build a goal kicker, a goal keeper, and cheerful fans. They also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.
- Ages 4-7 pm session: Wings, Wheels, and Sails: Guten tag! Travel the world with our core of engineers as we explore the continents in just 5 days. Drive across the United States, build a boat to sail the Mediterranean, and fly to the Orient in this fun engineering experience. Join us on an amazing adventure as we engineer planes, cars, boats, and rockets to travel the globe and beyond.
- Ages 8-14 am session: Amazing Race: 112 years ago airplanes had not made their first flight, yet today we can fly to the other side of the world in 12 hours! It is thanks to advances in technology that we are able to explore so much of the world. Campers will have to work together to see who is able to travel the farthest around the world. This trek will require campers to design their own boat, plane, and even hot air balloon! Program features civil and aerospace engineering.
- Ages 8-14 pm session: Video Game Design: Kodu Kart Racing: Race to the finish and create your own racing game in the Kodu gaming environment. From terrain design to enemy selection, students are placed at the wheel and given full control to design their game while exploring the foundations of coding. Kodu is a new visual programming language from Microsoft made specifically for creating PC and Xbox games. Students take home a copy of the game they create.
July 31-Aug 4 (5 days) ages 8-14 must register for full day
cost: $299/full day, $199/half day
- Ages 4-7 am session: Adventure Stories: This camp is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO WeDo Robots. Using LEGO bricks, students build an airplane rescue, a giant escape, and a sailboat storm. They also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.
- Ages 4-7 pm session: Under Construction: Put on your hard hats, young engineers, and join us for our Engineering of Cities! In this camp, students work hard to apply their knowledge of construction to save the beach from erosion and build their very own city from the ground up. From roads and tunnels to buildings and skyscrapers, students discover that no job’s too tough for an Engineering for Kids engineer!
- Ages 8-14 am session: Heroes’ Week: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Heroes’ Week! Students will join other engineers their age as they seek ways to protect the world and save humankind in the process. They will join a league of heroes and will compete against other leagues by performing engineering-related challenges, such as saving an ecosystem from a potentially lethal oil spill. Only one group will end the week as the ultimate league of super heroes!
- Ages 8-14 pm session: MinecraftEDU Redstone: Medieval Machinations: Medieval Machinations: MinecraftEDU is an expansive game that lets players design and create unique worlds with amazing structures. One of the more complicated aspects of MinecraftEDU is Redstone, their version of electrical circuitry. This program will introduce students to the many uses of Redstone through a Medieval themed adventure of creation, exploration, and castle besieging, with students making mine cart tracks to help them gather resources, working together to build their kingdom, and designing traps to defend their castle, all with the use of Redstone!
Cancellation policy: You have up until 21 days prior to the start of your session to cancel to receive a refund of the tuition less the non-refundable deposit. Non-refundable deposits are as follows:
- Half Day Camps: $60
- Full Day: $90
Should you need to cancel within 21 days of your scheduled start date, the entire tuition is non-refundable. You may transfer your enrollment to another child no later than 4 days before the camps begins.
Nike Elite Hoops Girl's Basketball
June 19-23, 9am-3pm (9am-1pm on Friday)
This camp will focus on individual skill development with our three morning stations: Individual Skill Development, 3on3 ELITE League and Classroom/Video. Each camper will play in one 5on5 game and also participate in our Living by Numbers contests each day. This summer camp is a perfect way to prepare for your school, church, rec, or AAU season. All NIKE basketball camps maintain a player to coach ratio of 8:1 and are staffed by high school and college coaches as well as college and pro players. This camp is limited to the first 48 girls that register, so sign up quickly!
Coach Alex's Summer Basketball Clinics
May 30-June 1, 9am-1pm
Start your summer off with Coach Alex and work on fundamental skills through drills and play.
Sandy Springs School of Dance and Performing Arts Camps
Princess Fairy Camp ~ June 19 – 23, 2017
Have you ever entered an enchanted land where all of the Disney Princesses come to life? Imagine seeing a fairy or two dancing across the Ballroom like Cinderella. Put on your favorite princess gown and slippers! We will dance out the stories and read about Cinderella, Ariel, Snow White and Aurora just to name a few. Crowns and magic wands will be made during camp. Camps will include one hour of ballet/lyrical instruction plus story-time, arts and craft, and playground time. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle, no juice boxes please. All princesses are welcome so come prepared to be swept off your feet!
|Ages 3 – 5||9:00 AM – 12:30 PM||$150|
Fancy Nancy’s Posh Ballerina Ball ~ June 26 – June 30, 2017
Leap, twirl and waltz straight into Fancy Nancy’s Posh Ballerina Ball. Dress in your fanciest clothes and after we dance in the great ballroom, we will read the stories of Fancy Nancy and have our own elegant tea party. We will also have time for crafts and playground time so please bring a change of clothes. Also bring a healthy snack and a water bottle (although we will be supplying finger foods for our tea party). All ballerinas are welcome!
|Ages 3 – 5||9:00 AM – 12:30 PM||$150|
Angelina Ballerina’s Tea Party Camp ~ July 10 – 14, 2017
Leap, twirl and waltz straight into Angelina Ballerina’s storybook tea party. Dress in your fanciest clothes and after we dance in the great ballroom, we will read the story of Angelina Ballerina and have our own elegant tea party. We will also have time for crafts and playground time so please bring a change of clothes. Also bring a healthy snack and a water bottle (although we will be supplying finger foods for our tea party). All ballerinas are welcome!
|Ages 3 – 5||9:00 AM – 12:30 PM||$150|
Advanced Dance Intensives ~ July 17 – 21, 2017
This camp is for the more serious dancer. Whether you would like improving on your technique, delving into competitive dance, or better yet, if you would like to join our Apprentice or Senior Company Dancers this is the more intense dance camp for you. We will work seriously on technique, strength fluidity, and emotion in all genres of dance from Classical Ballet and Pointe to Hip Hop and Contemporary. All Apprentice Company dancers and Senior Company members are required to attend this camp and we welcome new INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED Dancers. Our faculty along with guest master teachers and choreographers who specialize and are well known in their perspective fields of dance will be teaching. Please bring a healthy snack and a water bottle. All students must wear a leotard, tights, and dance skirt is optional. Please bring ballet, pointe, tap, and jazz shoes. We welcome new and upcoming talent.
|Ages 13 & Up||9:00 AM – 4:00 PM||$250|
Junior Dance Intensives & Musical Theatre ~ July 24 – 28, 2017
This camp is for those with some dance experience. Whether you would like improving on your technique, delving into competitive dance, or better yet, if you would like to join our Junior Company, Dancers this is the camp for you. This year we are offering a two part camp. In the morning, we will work on technique, strengthen flexibility, and emotion in all genres of dance from Classical Ballet and Jazz to Hip Hop. All Junior Co. II and Pre-Apprentice dancers are required to attend this part of the camp. In the afternoon, we will have classes based on Jazz, acting and MUSICAL THEATRE. If you are interested in both parts of the camp, we do have the option to stay the entire day. In addition to our dancers, we also welcome any new intermediate dancers to join. Our faculty along with guest master teachers and choreographers who specialize and are well known in their perspective fields of dance will be teaching. Please bring a healthy snack and a water bottle, as well as Lunch.. All students must wear a leotard, tights, and dance skirt is optional. Please bring ballet, and jazz shoes. We welcome new and upcoming talent.
|Ages 9 – 13||9:00 AM – 4:00 PM||$250|
Rising Star Camp ~ July 31 – August 4 , 2017
This camp is sure to be a crowd-pleaser as we explore the world of all aspects of the Performing Arts. Whether you find your passion in Acting be it stage or film, Musical Theatre, all genres of dance, and choreography, we will do it all. Professionals in all fields will teach this camp. We will do all of this and then have a short demonstration at the end of the week for the parents! Students will work on their experience appropriate level; therefore, the two groups may work separately. Please bring a healthy snack and a water bottle. Wear comfortable clothing such as leggings and a T-shirt so that you can move freely. Ballet shoes or tennis shoes required.
Ages 6 – 10 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM $250
The Skill Factory
June 5-9, 1pm-4pm
The Skill Factory focuses on fundamentals and gives athletes the tools to be successful. As each athlete improves, experienced staff will offer advanced skills and techniques to take their game to the next level.
Coach Matt's Sports, Fun, & Games Summer Camp
August 14-18, August 21-25, 9am-1pm
While older siblings are back in school, come to camp for a combination of sports, games, crafts, and lots of fun! Groups will be divided by age. We use scaled down equipment and cover the basic rules and skills of basketball, football, baseball, floor hockey, and soccer. Early drop off (7:30am)/ Late pick up (by 4pm) available for additional fee. Must cancel 3 weeks before camp in order to be refunded. All snacks and lunches must be provided by family.
Cost: $200/week; additional $50 for just early drop off or late pick up, $85 for both.
Contact: Matthew Michaelides, owner & coach, Rookie Sports Academy 404-698-2700
Vacation Bible School: Hero Central!
July 17-20, 9am-12pm, ages 4-10
We’ll take our kids on an awesome adventure alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids (and leaders!) discover their strength in God.
Cost is $20/1 child, $30/2 children, $40/3 or more children.
Contact Candace Johnson with questions! [email protected]
Looking for afternoon/friday child care that week? Register for All Star Day Camp that is offered in the afternoons at the Activities Center!
Golf with Coach George
June 12-16, July 17-21, 1:30-4:00 pm
Join Coach George to learn golf in the coolness of the air conditioned gym! Coach George provides the equipment and teaches etiquette, rules, swing, grip, and more.